Washington: The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is looking forward to celebrating her 49th birthday with Japan’s first couple Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe at a private dinner at the White House on Friday night.
Melania Trump rang in her 49th birthday on Friday.
Abe and Trump are expected to work towards a bilateral trade deal that could give American farmers more access to Japan’s market and forestall tariffs on Japanese cars, The New York Times reported.
Japan is likely to request an exemption from the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on its steel, aluminium and cars that Japan sends annually to the United States.
On Thursday, Trump was quoted as saying that Abe would be coming to the White House “for a very important meeting.”
In addition, the two leaders are expected to discuss issues including North Korea’s denuclearisation, cooperation on energy in the Indo-Pacific region, and China.
Meanwhile, few hours ago, the White House’s official Twitter page released a picture of Melania to mark her birthday. In the photo, the first lady is seen sitting on a sofa and surrounded by the press.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 26, 2019
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also took to Twitter saying, “Happy birthday to our amazing @FLOTUS – she is great representative for our country. We hope you have a great day!”
The first lady also spent her last birthday in the White House residence with her family.
The president publicly wished his wife a happy birthday last year during a phone interview with “Fox & Friends.”
When asked what he got the first lady for the special day, Trump said he did not have much time to look out for gifts and so he got her a beautiful card and some beautiful flowers.